DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Flexible dates. (Please indicate your date and time preferences.)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kiki Thorpe is the author of over 50 books for young readers, including the New York Times-bestselling series, The Never Girls, which has been published in 24 countries. Under the name Mimi McCoy, she is also the author of The Accidental Cheerleader, The Babysitting Wars, and other middle-grade novels. She has worked as a children’s book editor at Simon & Schuster, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and Pixar Animation Studios. She currently lives in Denver with her family
ABOUT THE BOOKS:
The Never Girls (series description)
It begins with the sound of little bells and the smell of seawater. Before they know what’s happening, best friends Kate, Mia, Lainey, and Gabby are suddenly whisked to the island of Never Land. There they meet Tinker Bell, Vidia, Queen Clarion, and the other fairies of Pixie Hollow. When magic follows the girls home, they discover that every day can be an adventure.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
45-50 minutes, plus Q&A.
Topic: In her interactive presentation, Kiki talks about her process for turning ideas into stories, covering topics like “Where Do Ideas Come From?” “What Makes a Good Story?” and “Why Revise?” Kiki and the students then work together to create the foundation of a story, using techniques students can bring to their own writing. Each presentation includes Q&.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary School and Middle School; grades 1-5
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
AV hookup for laptop, projector, projector screen, white board, white board markers, microphone (for groups over 30). And a bottle of water.
Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees.
ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Kiki's book: https://www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-kiki-thorpe Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.